When is a stripe not a stripe?

……. when its a hoop.

I think the late noughties/ early nough-teens (!) will go down in fashion history as the decade where we stopped being happy with the tried and tested names for our clothing and started getting all creative. Long heavy cardigans became coatigans, denim leggings became jeggings, we even had treggings for a short while for goodness sake. Now the humble stripe has been rebranded and yesterdays stripes have become todays hoops.

£14.99 BiB at H&M

 So if wide stripes are hoops then what are these?

Hula hooping without props. Jumper £25 Marks & Spencer (Portfolio collection)

Colour blocking is such an old hat concept- I’m renaming them tyres. Tractor tyres in fact. And don’t think the irony is lost on me because it isn’t.


15 Comments on “When is a stripe not a stripe?”

  1. angelabdc says:

    Here in Glasgow, at least the half of town where I’m from, stripes have always been hoops as worn by Celtic Football Club. Glad to see you lot down south catching up :0

    The sweaters are both lovely.

  2. Sarah says:

    Love the red on you!!!…keep up the good work and please come and check out my blog queensizedflava.blogspot.com

  3. Debbie says:

    Looking gorgeous, girly!

    I love those shoes on you. Are they the ones from Evans, cos they look kind of ugly on the website but they obviously look great on!

    XX

    http://pixieandmurphy.blogspot.com/

  4. Vanessa says:

    Oh gosh I hadn’t heard about this before. Really? This is madness!

  5. BuffPuff says:

    Treggings? Sound like they should be for people with three legs.

  6. Nora says:

    You look fabulous, I like the grey and white striped shirt and I really like your booties!!

  7. I say we should embrace the new names and styles – hoops are in!

  8. It’s true, the fashion world has done a lot to refresh old styles and give them new names, but I think the creativity is great.

  9. Dave K says:

    Hoops go round and Stripes go down…..As in Columns and Rows!

  10. inkku says:

    YOU ROCK!🙂

    you are so fabulous.

    greetings from FINLAND❤


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